Using Labour Market Information (LMI) to help you make decisions

Labour Market Information or LMI is information about the types, opportunities and pay within the current local jobs market. It can be very useful in enabling young people to make informed decisions about what they want to do in their future careers.

Information available includes:

  • The sectors, industries and businesses that operate in a region

  • The jobs that exist

  • The number and type of job vacancies

  • The sectors and industries that are predicted to grow in the coming years

  • Travel to work patterns

  • The kinds of skills that are/will be needed by industries and businesses

  • Pay and progression patterns.

On this page is:


  • a general guide to LMI and the current North Eastern England LMI

  • a guide for students and parents to access LMI through Start Profile

  • a guide to access LMI through SACU

  • National Labour Market Information

Start Profile is a careers resource, generally used in Years 7 to 11.

SACU is a resource with a greater focus on HE progression and so tends to be used in Years 12 and 13.

Both are very useful in exploring LMI data in a useful and easy to access way.